World’s Best Non-Institutional, Self-Funded Blog! How Nice …

best blog medalFeedspot has identified us as one of the world’s 100 best transit blogs, but more remarkably, we’re at #4 out of these 100, after the World Bank’s blog and two big industry new blogs, Mass Transit and METRO Magazines.  That means we can call ourselves the world’s best blog that’s not part of a big institution or journalistic enterprise, and that’s totally self-funded without advertising.  Yes, this blog is lightly associated with my (little) firm, but I still do almost all the writing, and it’s still largely my personal work.

There are lots of awards out there, but this feels like a real evaluation, based on a mixture of editorial quality and influence.

So, cool!  Thanks!  This is nice gesture!

14 Responses to World’s Best Non-Institutional, Self-Funded Blog! How Nice …

  1. Ben May 7, 2017 at 9:50 am #

    Congrats! I’d call that a win for sure.

  2. Steve Jones May 7, 2017 at 8:39 pm #

    Indeed, congratulations. Well deserved!

  3. R. W. Rynerson May 7, 2017 at 9:24 pm #

    It’s especially significant in light of how many people are now involved with these topics. I enjoy reading the comments, which I can’t say about many other sites.

  4. Sean Nelson May 8, 2017 at 8:24 am #

    It’s a well deserved accolade, IMHO. I doubt you could survive in the modern political landscape, but you’re exactly the kind of rational, fact-based person I’d vote for if I could.

  5. david vartanoff May 8, 2017 at 12:30 pm #

    Indeed, thoroughly deserved!

  6. Robert Wightman May 8, 2017 at 2:46 pm #

    A well deserved honour. You provide a great public service by educating people about the complexities of public policy and public transport decision making. It case you can’t tell from my spelling; yes I am Canadian.

  7. Peter Van Erp May 8, 2017 at 5:47 pm #

    Well deserved! I really enjoyed your presentation in Providence last month.

  8. Long Branch Mike May 9, 2017 at 5:01 am #


    However my signing up with Feedspot required a credit card for the first year’s free service, which I thought odd.

    So I searched its reviews and reputation and discovered that they do some unwanted things like using signups’ RSS feeds to write their own blog. One reviewer stated “All of my content from my blog page was copied in full to your site without my permission or knowledge before hand”.


  9. Luca Guala May 9, 2017 at 7:34 am #

    Fully deserved recognizement Jarrett! Your blog is a huge source of information and a fixed and often clicked feature of my “favourites” bar. Compliments!

  10. Steve Dunham May 9, 2017 at 8:24 am #

    The blog deserves the award. It is one of my favorites for its sensible, civilized, informative discussions, not to mention that I am a public transit advocate and fascinated by the subject.

  11. Alan May 9, 2017 at 9:16 am #

    Congratulations – I always find your postings to be interesting and stimulating. Like Luca above, this is a fixture in my favorites bar, and I look forward to each new entry.

  12. RussellInCincinnati May 17, 2017 at 9:12 am #

    Not only congratulations, but as a JWU grad am also saying double congratulations…for being both a transit blog, and the tuition-free Jarrett Walker University.

  13. Biscoitos Naturais Para Cachorros November 14, 2017 at 1:00 pm #

    Indeed, congratulations. Well deserved!

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